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178 million tonnes for Antwerp but conventional cargoes still well down

December 29 - Based on provisional figures, by the end of this year the port of Antwerp expects to have handled 178 million tonnes of freight, up 13 percent from the recession year of 2009 with the increase mainly due to container freight, which has once

Whilst liquid bulk also set an all-time record this year, the perfomance of conventional/breakbulk cargoes - although better than in 2009 - still remains below the 2008 level, although Antwerp remains the leading breakbulk port in Europe, albeit under increasing pressure lately.

Conventional/breakbulk tonnages increased by 6.3 percent to 11.1 million tonnes, but remain far below the level in 2008 (down 34.4 percent).

The number of seagoing ships calling at Antwerp has risen once more: in 2010 there were 14,750 calls, an increase of 6.0 percent. 

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Winners revealed at Heavy Lift Awards

October 16 - Almost 400 guests gathered at the inaugural Heavy Lift Awards ceremony last night at the Hilton Old Town hotel in Antwerp to celebrate the achievements of the heavy lift, specialised transport and project logistics sector.
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Marguisa teams up with NileDutch

October 16 - Marguisa has signed an agreement with NileDutch that will see the company’s Calabar service expanded with additional port calls in the Republic of the Congo and São Tomé and Príncipe.
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C.H. Robinson delivers

October 16 - C.H. Robinson has delivered cargo for one of Australia’s largest oil and gas producers in less than 24 hours. 
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